Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More Photos of the Phonography Journal





Beautiful new journal I am working on...look for it tomorrow on etsy!

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas


We had a great Christmas today. We woke up, opened gifts and had a cup of coffee. I then made a last minute gift for a friend that is coming over later and started on the feast! Oh what a feast it was! I made 4 pizzas from scratch and 2 lasagnas from scratch. They all turned out wonderful! I will get back into the swing of things in a few days. I am going to enjoy some much needed time off and spend some quality time with the family. Please check my Etsy site www.autumnsteam.etsy.com for new listings daily. I have a few pieces from the 2010 Collection that still need to be listed on Etsy. I will be working on that in the next few days.

This next year is going to bring some really exciting art from Autumn Steam. Please keep in touch with me and visiting my Etsy store. We have some wonderful inventions in the works! We just don't have time to do it all.

Thanks for all your support this year! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

working on new usb flash drives and card cases!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I set up my steampunk christmas tree...it is nice having a large piece of art on my livingroom for a season!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Publishing A Book




I have not been posting because I am getting ready for two holiday markets and writing a book! Well it is more of a catalog of the Steampunk pieces I have created in 2010. I should have it done by this weekend and available for purchase by next week.

Come see me at the Salem Holiday Market on December 11th and 12th at the Americraft building at the Fair Grounds.

And at the Procrastinator's Bizarre Bazaar December 17th and 18th from noon to nine at the Coffee House Cafe. This will be a "dark" themed bazaar with a grinch santa, drawings every hour, and unique gifts from fabulous local artisans.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

videospeakers i just made...they are loud and they light up!

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awesome little laptop speakers...i am listing these on etsy tomorrow!

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look for my new gift tags on etsy tomorrow!

Monday, November 29, 2010

December 1 Bizarre Bazaar


Come visit me at our First Wednesday Bizarre Bazaar on December 1 from 3-9pm at the Coffee House Cafe. I made some new stuff for this bazaar and as usual we will have a raffle. Come buy some great holiday gifts and meet some unique artists! See you then!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Reflecting on Steamcon




We had a lot of fun at Steamcon. We were set up in the Artist's Alley. The costumes were amazing and we had such a good time. Here are some photos of the event. More to come!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Driving to Seattle




The time is finally here! Steamcon is just hours away and we are so excited! We will be showing the the Artist's Alley starting around noon today. I just finished a new journal and 3 new USB flash drives, just for this event. We are hoping for a good turn out and of course lots of new customers. This is our first year at Steamcon so we are a little nervous and probably a little under dressed, but we will enjoy every minute of it! We of course will see our friends Mac from Steambaby.net and Anthony from Tinplatestudios but we also get to see Abney Park again! If you live in the Seattle area or want to take a short trip, come say hi and enjoy the festivities!

ooo la la!

working on new pieces for the shows this weekend!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

orycon

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OryCon 32

We have been so busy this weekend attending conventions and markets. Things have finally slowed down but we had a great time at OryCon. We shared a booth with Mac McGowan of Steambaby.net. Andrew met a lot of really cool people and we sold a few pieces of art. Now we must concentrate on getting things ready for SteamCon! I can't wait!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Clock Frame Journal



Here is a journal I am working on now. The cover is an old grandfather clock frame that is hinged to a tapestry backing. The paper is handbound 100% cotton Ivory paper. A great piece of art and journal.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Epic Journal





The journey is finally over...well almost. I finished the Sea Journal. It is absolutely gorgeous! Made from an old book cover that had the word SEA on it with some dates. I riveted on an old leather belt as a part of the book binding and closure. I added a metal ship copper washers and a beautiful piece of agate sewed on with special wire. The best part is the hooks and gears move! The book is filled with hand-torn, hand-bound rice paper. There are over 400 sheets of this luscious, lightweight paper. The iron hooks swivel closed into had turned brass loops. This is one of my best pieces of work to date and took over 2 weeks to make. There is also a surprise inside, but you must come see it in person for the secret to be revealed.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Super Sweet Steamy Eye Candy






I am so proud of the purses I made last night. The black one is a small wrist purse that I just love. I took the photo then acid etched it into the brass plate. I rivited it to the purse with an antique key hole. It has a lot of room for such a compact purse.
The small brown one has a beautiful antique enameled butterfly and watch face rivited to the front of it. I added the brass chain for the handle and this one of a kind brass jeweled vace locket to the end. It is perfect for those steampunk meets where you just need to have your cell and id on you.
The last brown purse is one of the more clever things I made. I rivited turkey feathers to the purse and then hand sewed this great branch with birds and nests and a flower. It is spectacular!
There were lots of other creations last night and we will try and finish them tonight! Off to the studio!

making a journal!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Creations






I have been busy tonight creating Steampunk things. The first thing I made was a new little journal. I just finished adding the toggle closure on a chain.
The next thing I created is a steampunk wallet with a key secured by rivited watch bands. It feels so nice and is the perfect size for cards, cash and change.
There was another small purse I made that involves, copper, leather and feathers. This was my favorite creation tonight!
The other things are some of my other creations I had not had time to take photos of. Let me know what you think. Look for the Etsy listings next week!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just Blogged By Dicovered Treasures

I can't believe it but the folks from Discovered Treasures just blogged about my Steampunk stores and my life as an artist! Please check them out and what they had to say about me at http://suzannemedrano.blogspot.com/.

Sea Journal


I have just torn over 200 pages of beautiful rice paper for my new nautical themed journal. I have to add some steampunk things to the cover and then bind the book. Look for it by this weekend on my Etsy store, www.autumnsteam.etsy.com.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Blue Evidence Book






My new creation is a great addition to your steampunk collection. I handbound this book with blue recycled paper. There are over 200 pages in this journal. The crowning piece to this journal is the leather bookmark. I made the magnifying glass then attached it to the rivited leather bookmark. It adds so much to this book and can of course be used to mark any other book too!